Return to Finish Scholarship

Missouri State graduate with their diploma

Are you ready to finish your Missouri State degree?

Scholarship Value

$200 for students enrolled in 3-5 credit hours.
$500 for students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours.

The maximum lifetime award is $500.

Scholarship criteria

  • 90+ hours of undergraduate credit
  • Have not previously earned an undergraduate degree
  • 2.0 or higher GPA
  • Owe less than $2000 to the university
  • Have been out of school at least one year (most recent enrollment, Fall 2023 or earlier)
  • Comply with residence requirements. 20 out of the last 30 hours in courses must be administered by the Springfield campus.

Your credits may be from another institution before, during, or after leaving MSU.

We're here to support you

  • Receive one-on-one advisement in your academic field. Adult Student Services is available to answer your questions.
  • Take advantage of tutoring/writing services provided by Bear CLAW (Center for Learning and Writing).
  • Utilize MSU's Career Center where you will gain access to Handshake, an online career management system.
  • Graduate and network with over 110,000 Bears as part of the Alumni Association.
  • And more.


For questions regarding RTF and returning to Missouri State, contact:

Adult Student Services

Apply now

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Applicant information
Do you owe less than $1,000 to Missouri State?*